2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe

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2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

The new DB11 when it was launched was already a sensational machine. Come 2019, Aston has discontinued the standard DB11 V12 is favor of the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR. The AMR suffix comes from ‘Aston Martin Racing’ and think of it as a more hardcore version of the standard DB11.

Power has increased by 30 horsepower but there are more changes than a few more ponies. Tunings to the chassis and rear sub-frame, stiffer anti-roll bars and firmer engine mounts – all of which make the DB11 a much more nimbler and agile, giving it real sports car dynamics but still sticking strong to its GT roots.

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Pros

Jaw dropping looks

Stunning 5.2L V12 engine

Sporty Handling for a GT car

Great flexibility for customization

Cons

Rear seats are quite cramped

The infotainment system is still not the best

Common driver aids and safety features are not offered

What's New?

The DB11 AMR has 30 more horses from the 5.2L, V12 engine

There are several tweaks to the chassis and the suspension to make it a better handler

New lime green accents all around the exterior and the interior to differentiate it from the V8 and previous V12


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Styles

 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe in Midnight Blue color  2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe in Lunar White color  2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe in Divine Red color  2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe in China Grey color  2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe in Arden Green color
Midnight Blue

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe AMR

AMR

power
630 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
17 combined

$241,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (5.2L 12cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $241,000 MSRP (15/17/21) 630 hp @ 6500 rpm, 5.2 L, V-12, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 4   Divine Red
  Diavolo Red
  Q Blush Pearl
  Q Golden Saffron
  Sea Storm
  Ultramarine Black
  Onyx Black
  Midnight Blue

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial April 17, 2019


The Aston Martin DB11 AMR goes against the Bentley Continental GT, Ferrari GTC4Lusso and the Mercedes AMG S65 Coupe. All of these are sensational machines with an equally sensational price tag of over $200,000. Let’s see how the fresh new DB11 fares against its other GT rivals.

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Features

The DB11 comes in two trims – the V8 and the V12 AMR. Both the cars have are equipped with the same technology and equipment except that the AMR gets various performance upgrades, a bigger engine and some visual zing in the form of lime green accents in the interior and the exterior. However, both the trims are quite different in character as the engine makes a big difference in the performance of the car along with some handling upgrades.

Trim

DB11 V8

DB11 V12 AMR

MSRP

$198,995

$241,000

Key Features

V8 engine with 503 hp

All Features of the V8 DB11 plus :

 

20-inch wheels

V12 engine with 630 hp

 

Adaptive suspension

Retuning to the chassis for three stage adaptive dampers

 

LED headlights and taillights

Firmer engine mounts

 

Hands-free trunk

Stiffer anti-roll bars at the rear

 

Power-adjustable heated front seats

Retuning the rear suspension and sub-frame

 

Keyless ignition and entry

Darkened grille and headlamp surrounds

 

Leather upholstery

Smoked tail light lenses

 

Faux suede headliner

Dark-chrome switch gear

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Satin carbon fibre trim

 

360-degree parking camera

Yellow accents on the exterior and the interior

 

Front and rear parking sensors.

 
 

Digital instrument and gauges display

 
 

8-inch infotainment display with rotary control dial

 
 

Bluetooth and satellite radio

 
 

iPhone integration

 
 

Premium Aston Martin audio system

 
 

In-car Wi-Fi hotspot

 

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It’s a rather difficult choice because while the AMR is the absolute pinnacle of the DB11 range and has much more power than the V8, the latter being lighter has lots more dynamic advantage and is in fact the better driver’s car of the two. The power band in the V8 is much more usable. If sheer horsepower, top speed and exclusivity is your priority, go for the DB11 AMR but for everything else it would be V8 and you would save some cash too.

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Engine

“There’s a crackling rush from the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR’s 630-hp V-12 engine as it hurtles from corner to corner like a glossy, art-deco bullet. The AMR is no brazen track-day warrior but rather a graceful tornado of style and speed, infused with just enough racing fumes for one-percenters to feel a bit more special for splurging on its top-dollar billing.” – Car and Driver

Models

Aston Martin DB11 AMR coupe

Bentley Continental GT coupe

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso coupe

Mercedes S65 AMG coupe

MSRP

$244,086

$225,000

$298,000

$241,450

Engine

5.2L V12 Biturbocharged

6.0L W12 Twin Turbo

6.3L V12

6.0L V12 Twin Turbo

Transmission

8 Speed Dual Clutch automatic

8 Speed Dual Clutch automatic

7 Speed Dual Clutch Automatic

7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission

Horsepower

630 hp@ 6500 rpm

626 hp@ 6000 rpm

680 hp @ 8250 rpm

621 hp@ 4800rpm

Torque

516 ft-lbs@ 1500 rpm

664 ft-lbs@ 1350 rpm

514 ft-lbs @ 5750 rpm

738 ft-lbs@ 2300rpm

The 5.2L, turbo charged V12 now produces 30 more horses than before to bring the number to 630 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 664 lb-ft of torque from as low as 1,350 rpm. Put your foot down in any gear and you are rewarded with a relentless surge of power and torque, even at low rpms. The power is available progressively all across the rev range and the throttle response in unbelievable. There is virtually no turbo lag and in Sport+ mode, the throttle pedal feels too responsive to probably even kill you. There is no snarly high pitched sound of a V12 but a rich, sonorous burble with occasional pops and crackles.

The 8-speed ZF dual clutch gearbox is amazing too. The gearbox has also received some tuning for the newly calibrated powertrain. The shifts are instantaneous the tight. The gear ratios are perfectly spaced and seems to be a perfect fit for this powertrain. The only flaw with the gearbox would be a rather jerky upshift in the Sport mode from the second gear to the third gear. The column mounted shift paddles also feel amazing to tap on.

The other super GTs in competition with the DB11 AMR have quite relatively the same power outputs but the GTC4Lusso has an advantage of 50 hp more. And while the Bentley’s W12 itself has a lot of torque, the AMG S65 Coupe has more torque still and by quite a margin. All cars use 7 or 8 speed dual clutch transmissions.

Acceleration

Models

Aston Martin DB11 AMR coupe

Bentley Continental GT coupe

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso coupe

Mercedes S65 AMG coupe

0-60 MPH

3.5 sec

3.6 sec

3.2 sec

4.0 sec

Quarter mile

11.5 sec

N/A

N/A

N/A

Engine

5.2L V12 Biturbocharged

6.0L W12 Twin Turbo

6.3L V12

6.0L V12 Twin Turbo

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Aston just takes 3.5 seconds to sprint to 60 mph but the GTC4Lusso is the fastest to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds? Even though the Bentley has more torque and four wheel drive with launch control, the Ferrari and the Aston are quicker to 60 mph on account of being much lighter than the Continental GT. The Aston is essentially a GT car and 3.5 seconds is still very fast. Not much far behind but the slowest, the Mercedes AMG S65 coupe takes 4.0 seconds for the 60 mph run.

Braking

Model

Aston Martin DB11 AMR coupe

Bentley Continental GT coupe

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso coupe

Mercedes S65 AMG coupe

Brake Front (in.)

15.7

16.5

15.6

15.4

Brake Rear (in.)

14.2

15

14.2

14.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4134

4947

4232

4817

60-0 MPH (ft.)

105

N/A

N/A

N/A

The DB11 AMR just takes 105 ft to come to a dead stop from 60 mph which is very impressive in this segment. It is also the lightest vehicle in the segment and so it is largely benefitted from that as well. The brake pedal is nicely firm and with a progressive movement that provides very good amount of bite. The car remains predictable and stable even under hard braking.

Ride and Handling

The DB11 AMR is a very versatile GT car. In combines the leisure of grand touring with the adequate amount of sportiness to make for a perfect car anybody would even want. There are three driving modes – GT, Sports and Sports+. In its GT mode, the car is as comfortable as a luxury car and it would soak up bumps and potholes really well and you would easily munch on miles endlessly with utmost comfort.

In the Sports+ mode, the car becomes quite aggressive, too aggressive perhaps. The throttle response, the gearshifts and the suspension are all tuned for a sporty handling and you’d be surprised at the sportiness of the AMR which was a GT just a few moments back. However, even in its harshest setting, it’s still not quite as harsh.

The body is extremely well balanced and the car sticks to the road amazingly. The AMR has been specifically calibrated to optimize handling with firmer engine mounts, stiffer anti-roll bars and rear suspension, chassis and sub-frame. All this comes together beautifully to make the DB11 an amazing handler and certainly much better than before. The steering is sharp and precise, adequately weighted and you always go where you point the car too. It carves out its corners with great ease with great feedback from the road as well.

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Fuel Economy

The Aston Martin DB11 has quite respectable fuel economy for such a powerful GT car. It returns 17 miles to the gallon combined which is the second best in the competition. But fuel economy will really not be your concern when you are driving this car.

Model

Aston Martin DB11 AMR coupe

Bentley Continental GT coupe

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso coupe

Mercedes S65 AMG coupe

MPG (city)

15

15

11

13

MPG (highway)

21

24

17

22

MPG (combined)

17

18

NA

16

Tank Capacity (gal)

20.5

24

24

21.1

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Interior

“The interior is all business, with a simple instrument binnacle showcasing a central 12.0-inch digital speedo-within-tacho combination, flanked by configurable engine, performance and media read-outs on either side.” – Cars Guide

Design

Astons interiors have come a long way from their last generation and the new generation interior was introduced with the DB11. The same interiors continue with the AMR and its special like you would expect in a luxury grand tourer. The previously used retractable screen has been replaced by a static 8 inch infotainment display which has been sourced from Mercedes. The AC vents sit below the screen, below which are a band of five buttons as before for the gear selector and the engine start/stop button in the middle.

The console below has been changed completely from the last generation. It is now a seamless screen with haptic touch buttons and a few physical buttons. The layout seems very contemporary and in fact, timeless. While using the buttons requires you to take your eyes off the road, it is quite pleasing to use. There’s a rotary dial along with a track pad on the center console for the infotainment system which is exactly the same as is used in Mercedes Benz cars.

The instrument console has also changed completely. It’s a completely digital unit with a physical outline for the main circular screen and it looks quite cool indeed. The screens are very configurable and the flat bottomed steering wheel with cool buttons and wrapped in alcantara feels really nice to hold. There’s plenty use of leather all around the car and it really feels special like an Aston should feel. However, there are not many places to store your nitti-gritties. Not even a glove box.

Seating and Comfort

Model

Aston Martin DB11 AMR coupe

Bentley Continental GT coupe

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso coupe

Mercedes S65 AMG coupe

Passenger capacity

2+2

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

40.1/NA/41.9

N/A

40/57/41.4

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

36.7/NA/32

N/A

36.7/51.4/43

Your thrones in the AMR are really amazing. Very well sculpted, they hold you well when you are cornering at high speeds. They are heated and cooled and in the AMR, the lime green strip continues on the seats and adds some zing to the interior. However, the rear seats are quite cramped and no adult would fit there comfortably. Its best suited for children or luggage overflow.

Infotainment System

Aston Martin sources the infotainment system from Mercedes but it’s the last generation of Mercedes’s infotainment system which feels a little dated now. The system is not as fast to respond but it’s otherwise a nice system to use. Also, the graphics could have been better. You operate the system with the familiar rotary dial and track pad from Mercedes and it’s pretty easy to operate through the system.

The screens in the instrument cluster are better actually. The graphic are better and they are quite configurable. The instrument cluster is more up to date and is a really cool feature in the AMR.

  • Strathmore leather monotone interior
  • Alcantara headlining
  • Black leather steering wheel
  • Memory front seats and exterior mirrors (three memory positions)
  • Heated front seats
  • Warm Charcoal seatbelts
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • 360O birds-eye camera
  • Cruise control & speed limiter
  • Automatic temperature control with dual zone climate control
  • Electrically adjustable front seats with side airbags
  • Pelvis and Thorax seat mounted airbags
  • Electronic Instrument Cluster with mode specific displays
  • Keyless entry & go
  • Heated rear screen
  • Infotainment system with capacitive switching
  • 400-watt Aston Martin Audio System
  • 8.0” LCD screen

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Exterior

“The smooth integration of the car’s broad haunches (very One-77), gently tapering turret (optional exposed carbon) and flowing bonnet is masterful and fresh.” – Cars Guide

Design

The DB11 AMR does not look much different visually from the standard DB11 V12 that was being offered before. But one has to admit that the DB11 AMR is a stunning looker. Perfectly proportionate and lots of muscles with a great amount of poise – that’s what describes the AMR. The front is not busy like many other sports cars but just the wide gaping grille dominates the face. There are few scoops on the hood and the AMR now gets a lime green stipe on the hood.

When you move over to the sides, you realize the stunning proportions of the car. A bonnet that extends towards the horizon and a short rear overhang give the AMR an amazing silhouette. Little details like the fender scoops, side pods and air scoops in the rear quarter panel are designed to maximize aero-efficiency for this otherwise smoothly flowing curves on the body of the car.

The rear quarter is probably the most attractive angle of the AMR. The sloping roofline coming to make the short rear overhang and then the extremely stylish LED tail lamps- a piece of sheer automotive art. The AMR gets a larger diffuser and the exhausts are painted in black which look quite stealthy. There’s also a lime green accent around the entire car from front splitter, side skirts and the rear diffuser which provide an amazing contrast. However, this car is more about its curves and how beautifully the muscles have been carved out, particularly over the rear haunches. Stunningly beautiful.

Model

Aston Martin DB11 AMR coupe

Bentley Continental GT coupe

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso coupe

Mercedes S65 AMG coupe

Curb weight (lbs.)

4134

4947

4232

4817

Length(in)

187.0

190.9

193.7

198.9

Width(in)

76.8

77.4

77.9

75.3

Height(in)

50.8

55.3

54.4

56

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

N/A

4.7

Wheelbase (in)

110.4

112.2

117.1

115.9

Track width (in) F/R

N/A

65.8/65.5

65.9/65.6

64.1/64.7

In comparison to its rivals, the Aston Martin DB11 AMR is actually the smallest car. It’s not that the Aston is small but the other cars are just bigger. The Mercedes S65 AMG is the longest whereas the Ferrari GTC4Lusso is the widest. With all its muscles, the Aston is still a very wide car that it would not fit on a single lane of a B-road. Also, the DB11 AMR is the lightest car here in the competition which largely contributes to its sport nature.

  • Extruded bonded aluminium body structure
  • All aluminium door structures
  • LED headlamps with integrated daytime running, side lights and cornering lights
  • LED light blade tail-lamps
  • Deployable spoiler with Aston Martin Aeroblade system
  • One-piece clamshell with cinching latches
  • Curlicue aero feature in front wing
  • 20 inch alloy wheels
  • Lime green Accent all around the car
  • Front Carbon Splitter
  • Rear Carbon Diffuser

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Safety

The Aston Martin DB11 does not come loaded with lots of safety features like we have become used to in luxury cars. It comes decently equipped with safety features and you will certainly be safe in the car but some advanced technologies that we see in some Mercedes or other brands are definitely not on offer. Neither NHTSA nor IIHS has rated the vehicle and we cannot offer you their ratings.

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • 360 degree birds-eye camera
  • Cruise control & speed limiter
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Alarm and immobilizer
  • Electrically adjustable front seats with side airbags
  • Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
  • Curtain side and knee head airbags
  • Pelvis and Thorax seat mounted airbags

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Competition

Aston Martin DB11 AMR vs Bentley Continental GT

Both the Bentley and the Aston are exceptional machines that have great driving dynamics but are still somewhat different in character. While the Continental GT is more focused towards luxury, the Aston prioritizes performance. Very close on paper, the Aston just manages to be a little more sporty than the Continental GT whereas the latter sticks strong to its GT roots. On the other hand, while the Aston has still amazing interiors, there’s no matching the craftsmanship in the Bentley. Looks are a subjective matter and both cars look stunningly awesome. In the end, a choice between these cars comes down to your priority. If its performance, it’s the DB11 AMR. If its luxury and grand touring, it’s the Continental GT.

Aston Martin DB11 AMR vs Ferrari GTC4Lusso

The GTC4Lusso is also different from the Continental GT on the same lines as the DB11 AMR. There is no matching the performance and handling of the Ferrari. On paper, it has 50 more horses and is the quickest car as well. The looks of the GTC4Lusso may be quite polarizing, and on that front the Bentley is certainly the better looker here, the Ferrari has pleasing interiors. It’s simple but still well packed with tech and feels rich as well. However, there’s no beating the craftsmanship of the Bentley again. The Continental GT has the best in class interiors. The GTC4Lusso is essentially a Ferrari with some grand touring DNA whereas the Continental GT epitomizes grand Touring. The choice depends on your preference again.

Aston Martin DB11 AMR vs Mercedes AMG S65 Coupe

The S65 took the luxury of the S-class, put a big burly AMG V12 engine in it and thus was born perhaps the most luxurious sports coupe you can buy. It’s not essentially a GT car but a full-fledged sports coupe with tons of luxury inside. The DB11 on the other hand was bred as a Grand Tourer with great sports car dynamics, even in the face of the S65 AMG. There’s no beating the Mercedes in terms of technology and equipment but the DB11 is the better looker of the two with great proportions. The Aston is a little more expensive than the S65 AMG and while it does not have all the technology or the luxury quotient as the S65 AMG, it promises better driving dynamics and better performance too and is every bit worth the little premium over the S65 AMG.

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Final Verdict

Aston has done an amazing job with the DB11 AMR. The differences between the standard DB11 and AMR are remarkable and Aston just keeps getting better and better with every model they introduce in the DB11 range. Style, performance and luxury, this Aston has it all in leaps and bounds.

The question is whether this is the sweetest DB11 in its range and if it’s worth the money. The answer is certainly positive. While the DB11 V8 is a bargain for the performance it packs and would be the most sensible buy, the DB11 AMR is a sensational machine that upholds grand touring with its gorgeous V12 engine and is worth every penny of it.